Did You Know?

The Trait
Over 2.5 million Americans, mostly African Americans, carry the sickle cell trait (SCT). These are healthy carriers of the sickle cell gene (S). They are said to be (AS) because they have inherited the normal beta globin gene (A) from one parent and the sickle cell gene (S) from the other parent.

Sickle cell trait is not a disease, but when both parents have AS, there is a 1 in 4 chance with each pregnancy that the child will be born with SCD-SS.


By The Numbers {estimated}

In America
80,000 with SCD / 1000 Born Per Year / 2.5 Million Sickle Cell Trait

300,000 Born per year

America 45 Years of Age / Worldwide 25 Years of Age



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